Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow on the palm trees

McClellanville is a very quiet place to stay. After a good night sleep, we woke up with rain, a gentle breeze and a thermometer stuck at 40.
we left at around 8:30 a.m. knowing that we only had 34 nm to go as we had planned to stop in Charleston for the night and then go outside and head for Jacksonville.
Well, the best plans are those that allow for changes.
The day turned out to be one of the most miserable ones so far. Although the temperature was not all that cold, we felt chilled to the bones and did not know how to keep ourselves warm enough to stay in the cockpit.
We finally arrived at the Charleston Municipal marina, luckily with a slack tide and less than 10 knots of wind on the nose, so coming alongside was very easy.
After tidying up the boat, starting the heater, and going through the after arrival routine, we decided to go out for dinner and try the Bubba Gum restaurant, in South Market Street.
As we were waiting for a taxi cab at the entrance of the marina, snow flurries started to fall over the palm trees . . . .
We thought we were going South !

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